Need pattern for kitty force-field!

Every time I sit down to knit and I get to a critical point in the fabric, my little hairball decides it’s time for a warm lap to sit in. Anybody know of a method of deterrent? lol :twisted:

Hah! My boyfriend’s cat was all over me like a dirty shirt. If I didn’t let him lay on me, he would meow angrily. Became kind of an inside joke that the cat liked me better than my boyfriend.

If I petted the cat and walked away, he would lock his front legs/paws around my leg to try to prevent me from leaving. :lol:

I have two cats, and you can almost guarantee that when I am knitting, one is sitting with me or on me. My cats are like that when I quilt too. Something about handmade things and the process of making them and my cats are my shadows. I don’t know how to deter it, I just learned to enjoy their company.

Both my cats are gone now. But one of my cats would always jump up on my lap when I knit with wool (which is most of my knitting.) She had no interest if I knit with something else. I wonder if she thought another animal (sheep) was getting attention instead of her? Or whether she just like the smell/feel of the wool?

Maybe she wanted to eat the sheep :lol:.

An old boyfriend’s cat was sniffing me after I had pet a horse, he drew his lips back in a most hilarious fashion, I think he was trying to determine just what the frak I had been petting. :lol"

My two dogs insist on being all over me when I knit. Or, whenever I sit down, for that matter. They’re both around 50 pounds apiece, though. Not exactly lap dogs!

ive heard a pretty effective method to deter pets is getting a water bottle and spray them when they get near … cats usually learn pretty well from that some dogs too… cant say all dogs tho

I used to find my cats asleep nestled inside the paper bag with my wool yarn. I was torn. They were so cute.
Move them?
Leave them?
I finally knit them their own wool mat. Then I didn’t feel like I was depriving them when I chased the out of the yarn.

My orange tabby loves to jump in my lap while I ma knitting. Our black cat, likes to curl up on my desk next to me or on my keyboard while I try to look things up on the net. Other than that, neither one wants anything to do with anyone.

They do that to get your attention. Ours will try to sit on the book or magazine we’re reading, as well as jump on the computer desk. They don’t bother my knitting much, but they like to curl up on it.

Our black cat does love to jump up near my yarn and bat at it when she bothers to notice it. When I try to push her away she looks at me like I’m nuts for doing so. I will usually take a piece of waste yarn and play with her until she gets bored.

that posting about cats would get more attention than my other posts here on KH. LOL :roflhard:


I have 3 cats, Sexy, BJ, and Squeeker. Squeeker will sit on the arm of my chair and Sexy has to sit on my chest and BJ couldn’t care less. I keep a spray bottle of water and use when necessary even from across the room especially when I have to put my work down. Works like a charm they like to play with the needles.

Tskitten (Sheila)

My cats will sometimes play with my yarn (and once one of them chewed all the way through it), but in general, they are happy being next to me. At once point, I did set up a special kitty chair right next to me so that I could have a free lap. That helped a bit.

Easiest solution, sell the cat to a good home. Problem solved.

Now, can you help me teach my half-Rottie that he isn’t a 96 pound lap dog?[/COLOR]

Make sure that when they sit down, the yarn is laying across your lap. Then when you pull more yarn through, it tickles their belly and they tend to get off.
Dont try it with 100% wool or a heavy cat, it’ll just snap :wink:

Last night I ended up with one on lap, meaning I was knitting in my face, and another one behind my head on the back of the couch growling because he wanted the lap.

Hi! :waving:

Enjoy them while you have them! As annoying as it can be to have the King (or Queen) of the House flop on your knitting at a critical point, remember that they ARE royalty and what they say goes!!! :o)

Long years from now you’ll still get a smile from their antics!

Some time ago i had an elderly Lhasa Apso (Miss Buffy) and a not-so-elderly cat, Jake. Miss Buffy was mostly blind and one day she bumped into Jake and startled him into swiping at her. Needless to say I read him the riot act and really chastised him about swiping at our Miss Buffy.

A couple of days later, Jake was up in the extra chair I kept in my office and Miss Buffy was on the floor wandering around the chair. As she groped her way past him, he looked pointedly at me, reached down and very gently went pat,pat,pat on Miss Buffy’s head.

Of course Miss Buffy had no idea what had touched her and took off ricochetting around the chair looking for her “attacker”. barking as if to say “Which way did he go…lemme at 'im!”. Jake just sat loftily and inscrutably in the chair and watched the antics. And as soon as Miss Buffy settled down he reached right down and did his pat, pat, pat number again.

After that it became their special game. Whenever she’d walk past the chair he’d pat her head, always gently and always three times. They were inseparable buddies from then on, eating together and sleeping together and being wonderful companions to me.

So maybe you’ll sacrifice a bit of knitting time but it will probably be worth it!!!

Happy knitting,